Bears Are Big Book
Bears Are Big Book
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Bears Are Big

Written by Douglas Florian and illustrated by Barbara Bakos

Published by Little Bee Books

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Discover animal opposites in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Bears are big. Bees are small. Shrews are short. Giraffes are tall. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, little ones can meet pairs of animals and discover how they're different! The pairs include bears/bees, shrews/giraffes, rhinos/tigers, turtles/snails, sloths/cheetahs, eels/tree frogs, hippos/butterflies, and ravens/doves.

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  • Age Range: 1-4
  • Pages: 18
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: February 7, 2017
  • ISBN: 1499803664
  • ISBN 13: 9781499803662
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The Book Snob Mom

Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

The funny illustrations, unique animals—get ready to explain what a shrew is!—and clever rhyming make this a totally enjoyable (and quick) read, that at least I rarely get tired of reading. The first two times I read it, it really bothered me that the center two pages didn't seem to go with the "opposites" pattern, but now I enjoy the departure from the norm! This is my favorite of this little series of board books (Flamingos Fly & Once I was a Pollywog).


B is for Bookworm

Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

This book is beautiful!!! Some of my very favorite illustrations. I love that this board book not only goes through different animals, but it has an adjective for each and has opposites throughout.


Douglas Florian

Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a Dragon, UnBEElievables, Poetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

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Douglas Florian

Barbara Bakos

Barbara Bakos has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She has worked as an art director and a character and background designer for a television series, but she always knew that she wanted to spend more time as an illustrator. She now focuses on children’s book illustration. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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Barbara Bakos

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